Rockets: 3 reasons why Evan Mobley could be the Rockets’ savior

Evan Mobley #4 of the USC Trojans (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Evan Mobley #4 of the USC Trojans (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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Evan Mobley #4 of the USC Trojans (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
Evan Mobley #4 of the USC Trojans (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

3. Success in Pick-and-Roll

Long gone are the days when the traditional big man dominated the league.

However, with the rise of Joel Embiid into MVP conversation, centers with versatile skillsets are starting to become more and more of a commodity.

Enter Evan Mobley, the freshman big man from the University of Southern California. Coming in at 7-feet tall, Mobley has all of the physical gifts necessary to become a prototypical NBA center.

And to top it off, Mobley has proven that he has the skills to back up his natural gifts as well. Looking at his offensive game, he shows flashes of exceptional skill.

In the pick-and-roll, Mobley has the ability to put the ball on the floor and finish at the rim. Additionally, Mobley has shown a willingness to try to become a pick-and-pop threat.

This year at USC, he is shooting about 32 percent from three on one attempt per game. These are not impressive numbers at face value, but Mobley at least is illustrating that he intends to continue to integrate perimeter shooting into his game.

Additionally, he is also shooting 70 percent from the free throw line, an indicator that he has above-average shooting touch for a big man. If Mobley continues to develop his outside shot, he should be able to grow in to a versatile pick-and-roll threat in the NBA.

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